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Colts sign Nasty Guard Todd Herremans

I’m not quite sure how they signed someone already, but the Colts have agreed to terms with 32-year old offensive right guard Todd Herremans.

There’s some gray area on free agents in my eyes, I didn’t think anyone could sign with new teams until Tuesday.

Here’s what to know about Todd Herremans:

  • Drafted in the 4th round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Saginaw State by the Eagles
  • Knows GM Ryan Grigson from Grigson’s tenure in Philadelphia.
  • Despite being beloved by the Philadelphia fan base for his ‘nastiness’, he’s never been selected to a Pro Bowl.
  • 127 career games played, 124 career starts.
  • Has had a gruesome injury history.

He probably slides right into the starting lineup if healthy for Indianapolis. You have to hope his best football isn’t in his rear view mirror, and Herremans is still hungry. If so, this is exactly the type of move that didn’t cost a ton and they didn’t need to waste a draft pick on it. Now just add a great tackle in the first round and a center not long after in the draft.

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March 8, 2015 Posted by | Free Agency, Indianapolis Colts | , | Leave a comment

Colts look at 40-yard Dash as a drill of most importance

In the spirit of preparing for the NFL Combine 2015 that kicks off tomorrow, Pro Football Talk checks in with a reminder that the Colts place 40-yard dash times of prospects very high on their ‘like’ list.

“The actual interview with the player we feel is incredibly important,” Grigson said. “It is where you find out how the player fits in so many ways from primarily a mental and character standpoint. Every year there is a guy who walks through the door that just brings tremendous energy and enthusiasm that is tangible and you make note of those types of strong interactions. The other I would say is the 40 time, not that it is or isn’t the reason to draft a guy, but at the end of the day it helps you assign proper market value to the player. Especially at those skill positions.”

The Colts clearly want a fast and agile group of players to dot their roster, but should they be geared towards a more physical animal? What kind of roster group is better to beat the New England Patriots in a winner take all scenario?

That’s the question the Colts need to ask themselves, because as long as Brady and Belichick are still around; the Colts will have to get through them to get to Super Bowls. We know New England has kept the Colts from one, and arguably two Super Bowl Sundays.

February 18, 2015 Posted by | Indianapolis Colts, NFL Combine | | Leave a comment